Saturday, November 11, 2006


After my work at the small kaiseki place finishes, I get changed and go straight to my bicycle waiting by the sidewalk. Usually there are several taxis waiting in line on the street, near where I park my bicycle, for the drunk customers who come out from numerous drinking places. While waiting, taxi drivers often stay outside of their cars to do the stretching or chat with other taxi drivers.

Last night, when I went to my bicycle after work, there were two taxi drivers standing by their taxis, chatting. One of them saw me and said, “You see the girls singing over there?” He was pointing at the two amateur street musicians performing their “street live concert” sitting directly on the steps right outside a building. I said, “Yeah.”
He continued, “You see where they are sitting? That's the spot where drunk guys always pee or puke. The owner of that building has to wash those steps in the morning.”
I: “Yeah….? So?”
Taxi Driver: “You go and tell them.”
I: “What?!”
TD: “You go and tell those girls that they are sitting on a dirty spot. I bet they don’t know.”
I: “What? Me? Gee… I can’t.”
TD: “Come on, be kind to them.”
I: “The steps look clean now, at least.”
TD: “But so many drunk guys have peed and puked there. I mean it.”

But I just passed by the musicians without talking to them, being aware that those two taxi drivers watching me all the way.

Would you tell the street musicians if you were me?
posted by obachan, 11/11/2006 06:15:00 PM


Why the taxi drivers didn't tell the musicians themselves??
commented by Blogger Plume, 11/11/2006 7:02 PM  
I would of told them accept that my Japanese is useless:) on the positive side, the step must of been clean on that night or they would of smelt the urine and vomit. Go into any underpass in Britain and sniff and you will know what I mean. On a side note Hi Obachan:) hope you and your family are keeping well, love from me and Sumo:)
commented by Blogger demon, 11/11/2006 8:02 PM  
Exactly! I think they just wanted to tease me because they were bored.

Hi! So great to hear from you! I've never been to Britain but I've heard about the smell you are talking about.
BTW, I miss you guys so much.
commented by Blogger obachan, 11/12/2006 10:57 PM  
I would have.. though I might worry how the girls might react.

It's just a little bit of kindness :) Won't kill me I guess
commented by Blogger Pinkity, 11/13/2006 9:16 PM  
I would be sucpicious of those taxi drivers. They sounded pushy and pushy people wouldn't have hung back from telling the girls themselves if they had felt all that strongly about it.
commented by Anonymous nokomarie, 11/14/2006 5:16 AM  
You are a lovery girl with a sweet heart. :)

I assume they wanted to tease me just for fun because they were bored. ;)
commented by Blogger obachan, 11/15/2006 11:16 AM  

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